Headteacher's Welcome & Blog


Burford School Mr Albrighton Headteacher


Burford School has been delivering an excellent education for over 450 years. Today, we continue to offer the best of education to day and boarding girls and boys, aged 11 to 18 years old.

We know our students will need superb academic foundations to flourish in the future, and we support each one to reach for their very best. We consistently achieve outstanding examination results, well above national and Oxfordshire figures. We are proud that a high proportion of students go on to university, including Oxbridge; secure competitive apprenticeships at companies including BMW Group and JP Morgan; and enter dream careers in performing arts to forensic science or physiotherapy. In our Learning Zone, we tailor learning to enable all students to reach their full potential. While outside of the classroom, our renowned Burford Institute of Music and Athletic Foundation support them to excel.

To achieve the most from life, our students will also need character. From sport, music, conversational Chinese, chess, Young Enterprise, drama and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, we offer over 35 activities and clubs, with every student encouraged to participate. Through these experiences and the many trips and enrichment opportunities we provide, our young people develop resilience, commitment, problem-solving and communication skills they can use long after they leave us.

With our history to guide us, we teach our students traditional values and the importance of respect. We prepare them to meet 21st-century challenges and equip them with the tools to build happy and successful lives. Sometimes, we know, young people need extra support. Our large and experienced Pastoral Team works tirelessly to ensure that all students have the foundations to thrive while at Burford School.

We are fortunate to enjoy 40 acres of Cotswold countryside on site, and we make the most of our idyllic setting on the edge of the bustling historic market town of Burford.

The best way to truly understand life at Burford School is by visiting us. We welcome visits by appointment and also invite you to join us at our forthcoming Open Events.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Mr M Albrighton


Headteacher's Blog

In every issue of The Burfordian, our fortnightly school newsletter during term time, I write a Headteacher's Blog which reflects on recent school news. 

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